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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Weight classes

    Generally, what are the different categories for powerlifting? Im sure 5'4 guys dont compete against the 6'3 guys.

    Im 5'11 and still growing and I wanted to know where I could comfortably be in terms of weight when it comes to competing.

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    at 5'11 I would say you want to weigh at least 250+ although alot of members will not agree with me
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    If you want to be competitive, never be the tallest guy in your weight class.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    At 5' 11" you could legitimately be 320 or bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RhodeHouse View Post
    At 5' 11" you could legitimately be 320 or bigger.
    You've probably said that to 3' tall children. After seeing those videos today I think you have a skewed perception of weight because you are so damn tall. You're one thick mofo for sure but look at the difference between how you and Vincent carry your weight and you guys are pretty close to the same weight right?

    Anyway, I agree in this case.
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    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

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    275's, if your lean you might be able to pull off 242's.

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    Put up as much weight as you can and compete in whatever weightclass you fall in. The only # to worry about is what's on the end of the bar, not the scale.
    Can't wait 'til tomorrow, 'cause I get stronger every day!

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    I lifted at the ipf worlds a couple of weeks back- I'm 5'8 and lift in the 242s- I was one of the tallest- I'm booking a ticket to rhodestown and moving up at least 1 class pronto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minotaur70 View Post
    I lifted at the ipf worlds a couple of weeks back- I'm 5'8 and lift in the 242s- I was one of the tallest- I'm booking a ticket to rhodestown and moving up at least 1 class pronto.
    That a boy!

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    At 5'11" you shouldn't be under 300 lbs.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
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    Quote Originally Posted by BFGUITAR View Post
    Generally, what are the different categories for powerlifting? Im sure 5'4 guys dont compete against the 6'3 guys.
    Height doesn't play into considersation. It's all about how much you weigh. If the 5'4 and 6'3 guys weigh the same, they'll compete in the same weight class. Taller just means you need to weigh more to be competitive.


    Im 5'11 and still growing and I wanted to know where I could comfortably be in terms of weight when it comes to competing.
    If you're semi-serious about competing, you shouldn't be comfortable. You'll be competing the best when you are uncomfortable with your weight. When you do get comfortable with where you are, it's time to move up again.


    To give you an idea, I'm 5'10" and weigh 225lbs. I'm a lean 225lbs with still visible abs. I need to gain at least 50lbs to ever really be competitive and that's not just trying to comform to the "bigger is better" mentality. That's just how it'll have to be. Once you been competing for a year or 2 you'll start to understand more about what it takes.
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    I'm 5'11 @ 240 never tried lifting in gear, but would probably not be very strong in comparison to some others. I'm pretty fat now but was thinking of trying to get up to 250-260 and see if my strength follows. I use to think I would never get up to 220.
    I would just try get stronger and in most cases you will need to keep putting on wt and muscle to do that.
    Remember, to get big, you have to get strong. The two are interconnected. Lift heavy, work hard, and size will come. Like night follows day. It works. Arnold
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    Thanks guys, these were the answers I was looking for

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